NUVEL-1 GLOBAL RELATIVE PLATE MOTION MODEL

COMBINES DATA

(277 SPREADING RATES, 121 TRANSFORM DIRECTIONS, 724 EARTHQUAKE SLIP VECTORS) FROM AROUND THE WORLD

TO FIND MOTION OF 12 MAJOR PLATES

SOME MOTIONS ARE DERIVED USING DATA FROM OTHER PLATES BY PLATE CIRCUIT CLOSURE

USED TO DESCRIBE AVERAGE PLATE MOTIONS OVER THE PAST 3 MILLION YEARS AND COMPARE THEM TO SHORTER-TERM MOTIONS FROM EARTHQUAKES AND SPACE GEODESY

(Press & Siever)

SPREADING RATES AT RIDGES IN ORANGE

CONVERGENCE RATES AT SUBDUCTION ZONES IN BLUE